IEEE Design & Test of Computers

Issue 4 • July-Aug. 2008

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  • [Front cover]

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  • IEEE Computer Society Membership Information

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  • Build Your Career in Computing [advertisement]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 289
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):290 - 291
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  • Not just research as usual

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  • [Masthead]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 293
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  • Guest Editors' Introduction: System IC Design Challenges beyond 32 nm

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):294 - 295
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  • Challenges and Solutions for Late- and Post-Silicon Design

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):296 - 302
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    As technology scaling becomes more difficult, continuing advances in electronic products and their underlying ICs increasingly rely on innovative design solutions. This article outlines some of the complexity, reliability, and productivity challenges and how the Gigascale Systems Research Center is addressing them. View full abstract»

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  • IEEE CS Information Page

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 303
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  • Interview: A Discussion with Intel Chair Craig Barrett

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):304 - 311
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    This is an in-depth interview with Craig Barrett. In addition to being the chair of Intel, Barrett is one of the fathers of the Focus Center Research Program, and he chairs its governing council. In this wide-ranging interview, he discusses the industry challenges on the horizon, the role universities can play in addressing these challenges, the state and future of American education, and the valu... View full abstract»

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  • The Concurrency Challenge

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):312 - 320
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    The evolutionary path of microprocessor design includes both multicore and many-core architectures. Harnessing the most computing throughput from these architectures requires concurrent or parallel execution of instructions. The authors describe the challenges facing the industry as parallel-computing platforms become even more widely available. View full abstract»

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  • The GSRC: Bridging Academia and Industry

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 321
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    Finding parallelism in application code and exploiting it through automatic tools is the Holy Grail of high-performance computing. Success in this endeavor requires major industry participation, not only among processor chip and hardware system developers but also among operating system and tool providers. Most important, participation is needed among the application writers and developers who wil... View full abstract»

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  • Reliable Systems on Unreliable Fabrics

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):322 - 332
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    The continued scaling of silicon fabrication technology has led to significant reliability concerns, which are quickly becoming a dominant design challenge. Design integrity is threatened by complexity challenges in the form of immense designs defying complete verification, and physical challenges such as silicon aging and soft errors, which impair correct system operation. The Gigascale Systems R... View full abstract»

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  • The Changing Design Landscape

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    This sidebar explains that the burden of enabling Moore's law to continue is gradually moving from the process technologists to the designers. As technology moves from 65 nm to 22 nm, the number of transistors on a big chip will go from approximately 2 billion to 15 billion. Technology scaling and the manufacturing process come with higher variations in transistors both locally and globally on a c... View full abstract»

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  • The Search for Alternative Computational Paradigms

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):334 - 343
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    With statistical behavior replacing deterministic behavior in integrated systems, traditional thinking about computation may no longer apply. This article explores new communication-based models for technologies at the end of, and beyond, the CMOS roadmap. View full abstract»

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  • Variability and New Design Paradigms

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    In the late- and post-silicon eras, variation of all nanometer processes will continue to increase significantly. The industry is gradually addressing this situation and exposing more variability information to the designer. According to the Gigascale Systems Research Center, the deterministic era will be over for most on-chip applications and alternatives must be found. The author of this sidebar... View full abstract»

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  • Advertiser/Product Index

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  • Is a Unified Methodology for System-Level Design Possible?

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):346 - 357
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    This article describes the principles of the design of embedded electronic systems from the perspective of the entire system. By not restricting this perspective to the electrical domain, a more disciplined methodology can help bring system-level design to a new level of efficiency. View full abstract»

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  • Workloads of the Future

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):358 - 365
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    Along with changing technologies and design techniques, target applications span a wide range: from large-scale computing to personal services and perceptual interfaces. The authors of this article characterize these workloads of the future and argue for a new set of benchmarks to guide the exploration and optimization of future systems. View full abstract»

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  • The GSRC's Role in Meeting Tomorrow's Design Challenges

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):366 - 367
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    In the late 1990s, the US Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) established a joint research program with the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) through the Semiconductor Research Corp. (SRC), known as the Focus Center Research Program. One of these FCRP centers is the Gigascale Systems Research Center (GSRC), whose focus is on the systems architecture and design aspects of electronics te... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Computer Society Membership application

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):368 - 370
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  • Computing Now

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 371
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  • A Digital-Microfluidic Approach to Chip Cooling

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):372 - 381
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    Thermal management has emerged as an increasingly important aspect of IC design. Elevated die temperatures are detrimental to circuit performance and reliability. Furthermore, hot spots due to spatially nonuniform heat flux in ICs can cause physical stress that further reduces reliability. The authors of this article review various chip-cooling techniques that have been proposed in the literature.... View full abstract»

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  • With pick and shovel through our data

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):382 - 383
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  • DATC Newsletter

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This Periodical ceased production in 2012. The current retitled publication is IEEE Design & Test.

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